Island Events & Attractions

Ballard's Beach

If you’re looking for a very civilized beach experience, Ballard’s Beach is your place. Ballard’s bills itself as a Block Island tradition, with a hotel and an oceanfront restaurant, plus tiki bars that serve craft cocktails, wine and beer, and some of the best food in New England.  Lounge chairs and umbrellas are available for rent; groups can even go for the full VIP treatment with VIP Cabanas, which include 4 lounge chairs, 4 chairs, a table, and a private server.  Other calling cards of this beach are lifeguards and daily live music in summer, beach volleyball, and a location that’s hard to beat – on Water Street in the heart of Old Town.  Entry to Ballard’s Beach is through the restaurant -- there’s no cover charge – or you can access the beach from a path on the right side of the building and enjoy the scene from a distance, where it’s less crowded and relatively quiet (you’ll miss all the amenities, however.) 

November 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Ballard's Beach
42 Water St
Block Island, RI 02807